Oil shale debate becomes a ‘chicken-or-the-egg’ question

By Nick Snow | Oil and Gas Journal | May 19, 2008

Oil shale technology was the main topic of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing held on May 15. Mr. Snow summarizes the highlights of the hearing, which focused on legislation, environmental issues, and water and energy inputs required to produce and extract oil from oil shale deposits in the western U.S. According to the article Steve Smith, assistant regional director of the Wilderness Society, cited this 1980 OTA report in his testimony.